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A review of the status of the beetles of Great Britain (Species Status No. 17) 2021


The Species Status project provides up-to-date assessments of the status and extinction risk faced by individual species using the internationally accepted Red List criteria and guidelines developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Standards and Petitions Subcommittee, 2017 (IUCN 2012a, 2012b, 2017).

This report was commissioned to update the national threat status of beetles within the Byrrhidae, Clambidae, Dascillidae, Eucinetidae, Monotomidae, Phalacridae and Ptilodactylidae.

Many beetles are important ecological indicators due to their dependency on complex factors such as vegetation structure, microclimate and substrate. They are also found in a much wider range of habitats than some of the more popular groups of insects such as butterflies, dragonflies and bumblebees. Monitoring their status and abundance can provide a very useful indication of ecological ‘health’, in a way that monitoring plants, birds, bats or other insect groups, for example, may not.

This report has been through an internal process to make it as accessible as possible, but may not be fully accessible for users of assistive technology (such as a screen readers). If you need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please get in touch.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·10·11

Lane, S.A. 2021. A review of the status of the beetles of Great Britain – The Byrrhidae (Pill Beetles), Clambidae (Fringe-winged Beetles), Dascillidae (Soft-bodied Plant Beetles), Eucinetidae (Plate-thigh Beetles), Monotomidae (Root-eating Beetles), Phalacridae (Shining Flower Beetles) and Ptilodactylidae. Species Status 17. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 1473-0154.

This report has been produced through the Species Status project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·10·15

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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